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Chennai, Erode Top Organ Trafficking List

Times of India – 14 Feb 2014

 

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Rally against organ trafficking 

18. Aug 2013

 

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Bicyle diaries: Trio kicks off ride across TN against organ trade.

13, Aug 2013

 

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Stranded in Sinai: Stripped of Home, Refuge and Organs

Al-Akhbar English

15 July, 2012

 

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Refugee Victims of Organ Trafficking, Cairo Egypt

Internazionale

21 May, 2012

Italian reporter, Matteo Gozzi, captures more recent cases of COFS-Egypt beneficiaries- Sudanese victims of organ trafficking in Egypt, including cases of women.  Gozzi also captures  testimony of the threats activists are receiving from Egyptian authorities.

 

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COFS Briefs U.S. Congressional Committees-  Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Lantos Commission for Human Rights.

23 January, 2012

COFS’ Executive Director, Dr. Debra Budiani-Saberi, delivered briefings on organ trafficking for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) via an invitation from Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and the Lantos Commission on Human Rights, a House Commission chaired by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA). These briefings were conducted with Dr. Francis Delmonico, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, President-elect of The Transplantation Society and Advisor to the World Health Organization and with Dr. Monir Moniruzzaman, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University.

The briefing for the SFRC was followed by a panel discussion with participants from the offices of Senator Rubin, Congressman Chris Smith, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), as well as Nina Bang-Jenson of Public International Law & Policy Group, Hans Hogrefe of Physicians for Human Rights, and Kevin Bales of Free the Slaves.

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Organ Trafficking on the Rise in post Mubarak Egypt

By DALLIA MONIEM in CairoPosted Tuesday, January 10  2012 at  15:36

The political unrest that rocked Egypt last year seems to have shaken the country’s law enforcement apparatus, creating loopholes for organ traffickers.

During that period, cases of organ trafficking of Sudanese refugees and other political asylum seekers in Egypt have gone up .

A report by the Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions (COFS), a non-profit international health and human rights organisation, indicates that human traffickers in the North African country are increasingly targeting Africans, especially refugees and other immigrants.

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Organ traffickers are targeting refugees in Egypt, warns charity

BMJ2011;343doi: 10.1136/bmj.d8254(Published 20 December 2011),

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1. Peter Moszynski   (London)

The ongoing political turmoil in Egypt has allowed organ traffickers to continue to prey on Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers, concludes a new report by the US based charity the Coalition for Organ Failure Solutions.

Abuses include removing kidneys “by inducing consent, coercion, or outright theft.” In some cases sex trafficking was associated with incidents of organ removal. “Many of the victims came to Egypt seeking refuge from the genocide and armed conflict in their homeland,” says the report.

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Trafficking in Organs Said to Rise in Egypt

Wall Street Journal, Monday December 12, 2011

CAIRO—Egypt’s year of political upheaval has left a shortfall in some law enforcement, and that has been a boon for criminal organizations that traffic in human organs, a human-rights group says.

On Monday, the Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions, a nonprofit international health and human-rights organization, is to release a new study that shines a spotlight an underground trade that world health experts say thrives here and affects thousands of African refugees in the country.

The report, titled “Sudanese Victims of Organ Trafficking in Egypt,” includes video testimony of corroborating victims, as well as documentation of ultrasounds, and records from transplant centers where African refugees have been targeted by brokers. In addition to nearly 60 cases investigated by COFS, The Wall Street Journal also searched for refugee victims of organ traffickers.

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 IN THE NEWS

November 2, 2012

Organ Traffickers Coerce, Intimidate Impoverished

Bloomberg TV

U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul Fishman, Francis Delmonico, a professor at Harvard Medical School and an adviser to the World Health Organization, and Debra Budiani-Saberi, Executive Director of the Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions, speak about illegal organ trafficking and the potential danger it poses to the recipients and donors. This story is featured in the December issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine. (Source: Bloomberg)

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